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by benwiggy
23 Jun 2024, 17:17
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: 6-sided Pedal symbol
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: 6-sided Pedal symbol

Not sure I understand how you get from your second image onwards. Are you manually applying round corners to the whole thing? Can't believe that took just 2 minutes.

But, yes, there are probably lots of ways of doing it.

Is that in FontLab? I did mine in Affinity, and then pasted in.
by benwiggy
19 Jun 2024, 08:16
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: accidental stacking in chords
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: accidental stacking in chords

The advantage of Dorico is that you can select the 'floating' accidental and set its column value directly, rather than just moving it graphically. If you set the column to 0, then the top accidental would move to column 1 to avoid collision. (I know that's not what you would want in this instance, ...
by benwiggy
18 Jun 2024, 08:35
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: publishers' "house style" manuals
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: publishers' "house style" manuals

dircknagy wrote: 17 Jun 2024, 21:49 One would think they'd be posted somewhere
Some publishers are quite secretive about their exact style and usage specifications. After all, if anyone can knock out a score that looks as good...
by benwiggy
18 Jun 2024, 08:27
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: 6-sided Pedal symbol
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: 6-sided Pedal symbol

Here's the Henle original taken from the plate. It's seen a bit of action...!
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by benwiggy
17 Jun 2024, 18:28
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: publishers' "house style" manuals
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: publishers' "house style" manuals

Some publishers make them available to the public, such as Schirmer; but others restrict them to staff/freelancers. I dare say that copies are floating around.

(Behind Bars is basically a Faber style manual that got out of hand....!)
by benwiggy
16 Jun 2024, 10:27
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: 6-sided Pedal symbol
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: 6-sided Pedal symbol

Ha!. I've been using Affinity Designer to recreate geometric patterns used in Roman, Hellenistic, Christian and Islamic mosaics and architecture - and it's been really instructive in how to produce all kinds of shapes. Lots of logos and other designs use similar techniques -- the old Twitter logo, n...
by benwiggy
13 Jun 2024, 11:49
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: 6-sided Pedal symbol
Replies: 6
Views: 390

6-sided Pedal symbol

Following on from my posts about a Henle plate, I've redesigned the Pedal 'star' symbol in Sebastian to be six-sided, like Henle's, not eight-sided, like .... well, seemingly every other music font. I've been getting really good in Affinity Designer at making complex shapes by combining simpler geom...
by benwiggy
09 Jun 2024, 08:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

Anywhere I could learn more about them? Some suggested reading? You'll find them mentioned in most discussions of Palestrina, Victoria; and particularly about the Magnificat and Lauda Jerusalem in the Monteverdi Vespers, where there are huge arguments about whether he was still bound by the traditi...
by benwiggy
08 Jun 2024, 08:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

For my ignorance, please, what are “chiave alte”? I possibly know them under a different name, but since it doesn’t sound correct in Italian —should be “chiavi alte” but also then I don’t know what they refer to—could you elaborate or point to a resource? Yes, you're absolutely right - a spelling m...
by benwiggy
07 Jun 2024, 20:24
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: Treatment of cautionary accidentals in modern critical edition

Unfortunately, too true. I don't think that's a cause for regret at all. I'd argue that an augmentation dot after the bar line versus a tied note over the barline is just two different methods of communicating the same thing. It's not a change to the meaning. It's not an editor's opinion on what wa...